Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Safety/Clinical

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Find out why it’s WORTH working in WORTHING & CHICHESTER!

Are you focused on safety and wanting to make a difference?

Work with our medicines safety officer (MSO) and find out how medicines safety and governance informs practice. Be part of the change for a safer workplace.

A rare opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced senior pharmacy technician to support the MSO, leading on the trust’s medicines safety agenda, promoting and auditing the safe use of medicines.

The post holder will work across sites working in the clinical team and safety team in the following key areas:

  • Coordinating the audit agenda, collating data, writing reports and reporting on the findings at relevant committees.
  • Supporting the department in implementing safety related projects and initiatives across the trust
  • Supporting procedure and policy writing & managing the medicines safety web pages.
  • Investigating incidents and errors and contributing to change in practice and staff learning
  • Providing a clinical service to a ward area as well as dispensing/checking duties
  • Managing and overseeing the day to day running of the clinical technician service in conjunction with the senior clinical technician lead.

The Candidate

We are looking for a motivated, well organised individual with skills in accurate report writing, attention to detail and excellent English and time management skills.

You will have some experience of managing services, acting as line manager to Pharmacy Technicians and assistants. You must be resilient, flexible and positive in your approach.

We require someone with a responsible attitude to work who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, team working and confidence in dealing with a changing work environment.

About our Trust

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog’s highest rating in all key inspection areas. CQC October 2019

Top 10 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work.

We provide a high-quality medicines service supplying medication to a variety of patients, wards/departments and peripheral hospitals. The department embraces IT innovations, having a well-established full EPMA system for adult and paediatric inpatients and the majority of outpatients clinics, robotic dispensing, prescription tracking system, and electronic discharges.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameNaomi BurnsJob titleMedicines Safety PharmacistEmail addressnaomi.burns3@nhs.netTelephone number ext 86345Additional contact information

Chris Lee

Current postholder

Worthing Hospital

ext 84408

Reference: 40881677

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